The Harvest and Distillation Experience

Days in the Classroom
Years of Aromatherapy Experience
Master Educators
Exclusive Teaching Manual
Years of Teaching Experience

Course Dates

May 16th to May 20th, 2018,
May 15th – 19th, 2019
May 6th – 10th 2020
9am – 6pm


This is a challenging and fun five-day educational experience. No previous Aromatherapy training is required. Just a love of plants and trees!.

What is the Harvest and Distillation Experience?

You use and trust aromatherapy, but do you truly connect with the genesis of essential oils?

Join master teachers Joy Musacchio and Cynthia Brownley as they lead a unique experience in harvesting and distilling essential oils.

Along with an intimate group of students who share your commitment to aromatherapy and healing, harvest local plants and trees in the forests of Sedona. Walk among the powerful red rocks as you connect with pinion pine, utah juniper, rocky mount jumper, ponderosa pine, snakeweed, and rosemary.

Once you’ve hand picked plant materials for distillation, experience first-hand what goes into the distillation of essential oils. Enjoy a rare opportunity to work with 150 Liter, 60 Liter, and 20 Liter Copper Alembic stills. Under the guidance of Joy and Cynthia, use hydro-distillation, steam distillation, and combo distillation to extract essential oils from the plants you harvested in the Sedona region.

In the classroom, discover the therapeutic and energetic properties of hydrosols, the powerful, natural byproducts of essential oil distillation. Dive into the accessible chemistry and energetics of oils native to the Southwest. After spending time outdoors harvesting plants, you’ll discover a much deeper connection to the energetics of these beautiful, therapeutic plants and their relationship with the vortexes of the Sedona region.

During the intensive five day Harvest and Distillation Experience, connect with the strength of the resilients of Southwest oils — distilled from plants that withstand intense heat, long periods of no rain, very hungry insects and animals, plant viruses, parasites and fungi. Learn how these growing conditions influence the chemical profiles (GC/MS) and therapeutic properties of the oils native to the Sedona region.

Come prepared to get your hands dirty, to end your day enveloped in the unique energy of Sedona’s vibrant region. This class is best-suited for those with a curious mind and a desire to learns in a hands-on environment.

Course Materials Included With Tuition


  • A custom manual
  • Discounts at Stillpoint Aromatics
  • A comprehensive resource Aromatherapy database
  • Directory of journals and connection in the world of aromatherapy
  • Hands on harvesting and distillation
  • Hands on blending activities
  • Exercises and demonstrations
  • A ceremony in the Red Rock

Course Dates

May 16th to May 20th, 2018
May 15th – 19th, 2019
9am – 6pm


Create and take home over $250 worth of fantastic Aromatherapy products.

  • Creme Blend
  • Inhaler
  • Variety of hydrosols distilled by you
  • Sprays for room, body and space clearing
  • Stock blend synergy
  • Insect repellent cream or spray




$200 (non-refundable, applied toward tuition)


Cynthia Brownley MS, LMT, CCA
Joy Musacchio MA, LMT, CCA


Stillpoint Studies
70 Dry Creek Road
Sedona, AZ 86336